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Deal signals co-operation – Sudbury Star

Deal signals co-operation
Xstrata Nickel, Wahnapitae First Nation sign agreement

Posted By BY STAR STAFF

Xstrata Nickel and the Wahnapitae First Nation have signed a deal to work together to promote environmental protection, education and training and community development.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1086362&auth=BY+STAR+STAFF

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008595 Views

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Reflections on the residential school … – Guelph Mercury

Reflections on the residential school apology

June 24, 2008
BRIANNE BOVELL

June 11 was a historic day in Canada. To describe the scene of hundreds of aboriginal Canadians gathered on the lawns of Parliament Hill, to describe the faces fixated on the giant television screens outside of the House of Commons, to describe the standing ovation as aboriginal leaders walked into the Commons is to describe the transformation and adaptation of democracy.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/Opinions/article/345665

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008847 Views

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Land claim council priority – Chatham Daily News

Land claim council priority
COMPENSATION SOUGHT BY WALPOLE

Posted By BY BOB BOUGHNER, THE DAILY NEWS

The newly-elected Walpole Island First Nation band council will meet with federal officials in mid-July to discuss a 144- square-mile land claim.

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1085751

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008874 Views

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Trust northerners to look after their own environment, NWT minister tells U.S. – The Spec

Trust northerners to look after their own environment, NWT minister tells U.S.

June 23, 2008
THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Press, 2008

Arctic politicians are in Washington arguing that northerners can be trusted to look after environmental issues such as polar bears and oil and gas exploration.

http://www.thespec.com/article/391338

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008632 Views

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Better late than never – Globe and Mail

Better late than never

Adam Radwanski, today at 12:49 PM EDT

This should be bigger news than it is.

First the Tories made the Canadian Human Rights Act applicable on reserves; now they’re going to keep closer tabs on how federal funds are spent by native leaders, and apparently allow band members to have their councils audited when they suspect them of fraud or mismanagement. If only it follows up by standardizing reserves’ election processes, the current government will achieve most of what the previous one backed away from when it abandoned the First Nations Governance Act.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080623.WBwbradwanski20080623124919/WBStory/WBwbradwanski

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008708 Views

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Band council ignoring calls for help, Musqueam members say – Globe and Mail

Band council ignoring calls for help, Musqueam members say

ROBERT MATAS
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
June 23, 2008 at 4:44 AM EDT

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Musqueam Indian band council has often refused drug and alcohol treatment to its members who asked for help in escaping the desperate conditions in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, band members involved in a volatile protest on the Musqueam reserve say.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080623.wbcmusqueam23/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008649 Views

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Iqaluit arts fest spans big top to hip hop – CBC

Iqaluit arts fest spans big top to hip hop

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
CBC News

For its fourth edition, Iqaluit’s Alinait Arts Festival is showcasing a range of arts and cultural events — from throat-singers to circus performers — in the Nunavut capital.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/06/23/alinait-arts-fest.html

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008735 Views

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ReVision Quest – CBC

ReVision Quest premieres Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. on CBC Radio One.

In the first episode, entitled “WORK,” you can tune in to hear Darrell Dennis look at the harsh realities and persistent misconceptions that greet Aboriginal people in the workforce. He meets a tough-talking Chief with no patience for slackers, and a modern day Rosie the Riveter. And he works up a smile, with a new reality show, a culture-clashing history lesson, and a First Nations take on a Dolly Parton classic.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2009/01/revision_quest_1/

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008873 Views

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Women Building Futures project proves women belong in construction trades – Journal of Commerce

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Women Building Futures project proves women belong in construction trades

SHANNON MONEO
correspondent
June 23, 2008

A bold Alberta program proves that women can do very well in the trades if they have support when they begin their journey to become journeywomen.

http://www.joconl.com/article/id28424

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008623 Views

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Faculty of Native studies holds tipi raising – Express News

Faculty of Native studies holds tipi raising

By Michael Brown, ExpressNews Staff

June 20, 2008 – Edmonton-The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies held its annual raising of the tipi in front of Pembina Hall on June 20.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=9438

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008638 Views

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Metis celebrate heritage – The Sun Times

Metis celebrate heritage

Posted By BY SCOTT DUNN, SUN TIMES STAFF

Leora Wilson said she didn’t know who the Metis people were when family research revealed she herself was descended from French and native Indian blood.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1084687

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008582 Views

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Aboriginal accountability upgrade – Winnipeg Sun

Aboriginal accountability upgrade
Strahl says First Nations people deserve right to hold leaders’ ‘feet to fire’

OTTAWA — New value-for-money audits to better track how Indian Affairs spends billions of dollars will catch misappropriation, lax reporting and — in rare cases — fraud, says the minister in charge.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2008/06/23/5959116-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081040 Views

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New bonds between First Nations, Jews – The Times Colonist

New bonds between First Nations, Jews
Anti-Semitic rants of former Assembly of First Nations chief leads to new understanding

Chris Cobb, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

OTTAWA -The anti-Semitic rants of former Assembly of First Nations chief David Ahenakew six years ago have produced a bonding between Canada’s native and Jewish communities, leaders of both groups said Sunday.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=a280f582-06dc-42f8-b5fc-5af369f7a6ef

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008608 Views

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First Nations Celebration – The Daily Press

First Nations celebration

Posted By BY JESSICA YOUNG, THE DAILY PRESS

Hollinger Park is typically a playground and greenspace for people to enjoy, but on Saturday it turned into a place of cultural celebration during National Aboriginal Day.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1085049

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008650 Views

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$1.3 Million for Maternity Care – The Leader-Post

$1.3 million for maternity care

Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

The All Nations Healing Hospital is expanding its maternity care services with the help of $1.3 million over the next three years from the Aboriginal Health Transition Fund.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=4d24cfb2-3739-495e-ab9a-a7d31848bff7

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008652 Views

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Native culture, history focus of panel discussion – Brantford Expositor

Native culture, history focus of panel discussion

Posted By EXPOSITOR STAFF

A chance to ask questions about Six Nations culture, laws, history, land claims and ongoing negotiations is the focus of the fourth TRUE meeting on Thursday.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1084347

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008556 Views

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Aboriginal rights were misrepresented in letter – Nanaimo Daily News

Aboriginal rights were misrepresented in letter

The Daily News
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

Re: ‘Aboriginals should be governed under Charter’ (Your Letters, Daily News, June 16).

I would like to clear up some falsehoods in this letter.

http://www.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/upfront/story.html?id=b128b981-c336-4263-b5a3-2a64188cbbe2

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008851 Views

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Aboriginals look to move forward – StarPhoenix

Aboriginals look to move forward
National Aboriginal Day celebrations focus on forgiveness

Wendy Gillis, The StarPhoenix
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

Forgiveness and co-operation were the focus at the National Aboriginal Day celebration Saturday following the federal government’s recent official apology for residential schools.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=2294b0d1-9883-4e78-9c35-2657a11d3732

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008632 Views

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Rights bill is a model – Chatham Daily News

Rights bill is a model
BEV SHIPLEY PRAISES WALPOLE INITIATIVE

Posted By BY BOB BOUGHNER, THE DAILY NEWS

A children’s bill of rights adopted last year by the Walpole Island First Nation should serve as a model for communities everywhere, says Bev Shipley.

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1084392

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008571 Views

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Shawanda on the fast track – Regina Leader-Post

Shawanda on the fast track

Jeff DeDekker, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

The release of her debut album is just days away but Crystal Shawanda has already fulfilled her childhood dream.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/arts_life/story.html?id=5febb694-f1a7-4a6f-b49a-690449b0a3b8

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008613 Views

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National Aboriginal Day marked in ceremonies across Canada – Globe and Mail

National Aboriginal Day marked in ceremonies across Canada

The Canadian Press
June 21, 2008 at 1:22 PM EDT

OTTAWA — Celebrations are taking place across the country today to mark National Aboriginal Day.

It’s a day to celebrate and honour the celebrate the cultural and contributions of First Nation, Inuit and Metis people.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080621.waboriginal0621/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008647 Views

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Comedy, music to flow at National Aboriginal Day events (CBC)

Comedy, music to flow at National Aboriginal Day events

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2008 | 3:53 PM ET
CBC News

Though Canadians across the country are participating in National Aboriginal Day events Saturday, Yellowknife and Winnipeg are two hotspots for this year’s celebrations.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/06/21/ab-day-events.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008636 Views

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Coat of arms ignores aboriginal people, MP says (CBC)

Coat of arms ignores aboriginal people, MP says

Last Updated: Friday, June 20

Canada’s coat of arms should include an aboriginal symbol for it to truly represent the country’s history, Winnipeg Centre MP Pat Martin says.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/06/20/coat-arms.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008654 Views

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Ceremonies to mark National Aboriginal Day – CTV.ca

Ceremonies to mark National Aboriginal Day

Updated Sat. Jun. 21 2008 12:02 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Celebrations are taking place across the country today to mark National Aboriginal Day.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080621/ab_day_080621/20080621?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008610 Views

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Two dead after fire on first nation reserve – Vancouver Sun

Two dead after fire on first nation reserve
Man in critical condition, but fire didn’t look suspicious, police say

Katie DeRosa, Canwest New Service
Published: Friday, June 20, 2008

SAANICH – A mother and her adult daughter are dead after a house fire on the Tsawout First Nation reserve early Thursday.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=71394b4e-c02d-4a63-8618-f7593f3da92c

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008691 Views

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New Metis deal a fence-mender – Edmonton Sun

New Metis deal a fence-mender

The province has taken a step towards mending fractured relations with Alberta’s Metis community by agreeing on a seven-year deal to promote its culture and economy.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2008/06/20/5932191-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008733 Views

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Province negotiates Metis hunting, fishing rights – StarPhoenix

Province negotiates Metis hunting, fishing rights

Jason Warick, and James Wood, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, June 20, 2008

The Saskatchewan government began negotiating Thursday with Metis officials over hunting and fishing rights.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=f97c4983-7bcb-4417-a3d6-1676e31a33f7

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008638 Views

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New treaty negotiations spark cautious optimism – Vancouver Sun

New treaty negotiations spark cautious optimism
First nations wrap up 12 days of talks with B.C. and federal officials

Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun
Published: Friday, June 20, 2008

VICTORIA – More than 60 first nations completed a round of discussions on Thursday afternoon that many say could form a new foundation for the future of treaties in British Columbia.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=2d6faf34-2298-48f6-8128-5c5a7ec11929

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008662 Views

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Former premiers to attend Aboriginal Day celebrations – Truro Daily News

Former premiers to attend Aboriginal Day celebrations

The Truro Daily News

TRURO — A film documenting the foundation of parliamentary democracy in Canada will be shown Saturday in Millbrook during National Aboriginal Day celebrations.

http://trurodaily.com/index.cfm?sid=145712&sc=68

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008698 Views

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Celebration of Aboriginal Day Art Show – Coast Reporter

Celebration of Aboriginal Day
ART SHOW

By Jan DeGrass/Arts and Enterainment Writer
Reporter

An exhibition of the work of First Nations artists is timed to appear around National Aboriginal Day on Saturday.

http://www.coastreporter.net/madison%5CWQuestion.nsf/0/AD58DEA88021CEF98825746D0069880B?OpenDocument

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008633 Views

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Brandon still first choice for casino – Winnipeg Free Press

Brandon still first choice for casino

By: Jillian Austin
Updated: June 20

A new committee established this week to determine the site of Manitoba’s next First Nations casino is free to consider proposals outside the Brandon region.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4189107p-4779705c.html

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008662 Views

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John Kim Bell keynote speaker for first Blackfoot Aboriginal Awards June 21

Jun 11, 2008, 04:13

The first Blackfoot Art Awards will be launched in Lethbridge June 21 with an impressive array of guests and an internationally-renowned guest speaker.

John Kim Bell, one of the most decorated aboriginal people in Canada, is keynote speaker for the event, which will be held at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre.

by NationTalk on June 20, 20081440 Views

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Aboriginals and the 3 R’s – Globe and Mail

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Aboriginals and the 3 R’s

MARK DEWOLF
June 19, 2008

Halifax — After all the emotionally-charged coverage of the government’s apology to former students of native residential schools, Tom Flanagan’s article (The Worst Choice – Except For All The Others – June 18) comes as a refreshing breeze of rational thought.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080619.COLETTS19-4/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008969 Views

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Court tosses out injunction barring property sale – Globe and Mail

FEDERAL APPEAL: NATIVE LAND CLAIMS
Court tosses out injunction barring property sale
Earlier ruling ‘erred in fact’ by allowing native group veto on sale of buildings that are part of disputed Musqueam territory

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
June 19, 2008

VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal has struck down an injunction preventing the sale of two government buildings in downtown Vancouver that are part of a disputed land claim by the Musqueam Indian Band.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080619.BCMUSQUEAM19/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008667 Views

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Sask. Appeal Court won’t overturn inquiry findings – Globe and Mail

Sask. Appeal Court won’t overturn inquiry findings

The Canadian Press
June 19, 2008 at 12:43 PM EDT

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has rejected a bid to overturn the findings of a public inquiry into the 1990 freezing death of an aboriginal teen.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080619.wstonechild0617/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008652 Views

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First nations take early steps towards better health – Vancouver Sun

First nations take early steps towards better health
Aboriginals work to fight trend that sees them live 7 years less than B.C. average

Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008

VICTORIA – Life at the Penticton Indian Band took a dramatic turn about four years ago after Dustin Joseph Paul killed three friends in an unprovoked drug-and-alcohol-fuelled shooting rampage.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=fd207e0b-3930-4ada-803e-d10907fc5023

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008636 Views

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Tla-o-qui-aht seek support for tribal park vision – Westerly News

Tla-o-qui-aht seek support for tribal park vision

Jennifer Dart, Westerly News
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008

It’s still early days for the concept of a tribal park in the Kennedy Flats area, but the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is forging ahead with the idea and asking others in the area to get behind it.

http://www.canada.com/westerly/story.html?id=71824bfd-47d1-42f6-a8d9-35e8d739dad1

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008764 Views

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Former Chief Claims Innocence – The Leader-Post

Former chief claims innocence

Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Service
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008

NORTH BATTLEFORD — The former chief of the Red Pheasant First Nation says if he’s convicted of vote-buying, many fellow candidates should be as well.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=4baf50af-65b5-4b98-a9b4-03ed71e6ce71

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008717 Views

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Quinte Mohawks break off negotiations over land claim – The Whig

Quinte Mohawks break off negotiations over land claim

Posted By BY STEPHEN PETRICK, OSPREY NEWS NETWORK

Calling the federal government’s policy “unacceptable to the Mohawk nation,” the chief of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte has halted negotiations regarding the Culbertson Tract land claim.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1079717&auth=BY+STEPHEN+PETRICK%2C++OSPREY+NEWS+NETWORK

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008664 Views

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Elders played key role in mine deal – The Daily Press

Elders played key role in mine deal

Posted By BY BRANDON WALKER, THE DAILY PRESS

Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Hall spoke passionately about looking at the way a deal was made between her people and the Victor Diamond Mine Project.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1080375

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008581 Views

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National Aboriginal Day celebration this Saturday – Westerly News

National Aboriginal Day celebration this Saturday

Gillian Riddell, Westerly News
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve will highlight first nations artists, musicians and culture on Saturday, June 21 in honour of National Aboriginal Day in Canada.

http://www.canada.com/westerly/news/story.html?id=4f2b9201-209f-48cd-8632-53a3eddec2df

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008665 Views

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Aboriginal Day’s Public Face – Edmonton Journal

Aboriginal Day’s public face
Corner Gas’s Lorne Cardinal to host three-hour showcase of native talent

Alex Strachan, Canwest News Service
Published: 2:02 am

ABORIGINAL DAY LIVE

Time and channel: Saturday, 6 p.m. on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/culture/story.html?id=78f61a54-0ae6-42b8-a65b-1c8c3856f0de

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008692 Views

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Roseau treatment like terrorism: Chief – Canoe.ca

Roseau treatment like terrorism: Chief

By JULIE HORBAL, SUN MEDIA
The Winnipeg Sun

Water is once again flowing to residents of Roseau River First Nation, but the reserve’s dire financial situation is far from resolved.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/06/19/5923046-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008638 Views

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Aboriginal healing needs attention – Hamilton Spec

Aboriginal healing needs attention

June 18, 2008
Stephen J. Paquette
The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton

Re: ‘Apology deserved better coverage’ (Letters, June 16)

As a First Nations person who has recently moved to Hamilton, I would like to echo, perhaps more strongly, the comments of the letter writer from Burlington.

http://www.thespec.com/article/388288

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008757 Views

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Ex-PM takes Walden Pond to the Congo – Globe and Mail

Ex-PM takes Walden Pond to the Congo
Martin joins Nobel laureate in co-chairing initiative aimed at preserving shrinking rain forest

MICHAEL VALPY
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
June 18, 2008 at 4:33 AM EDT

Paul Martin has a new constituency. This one is twice the size of France and home to 50 million people – as well as 10,000 species of plants, 655 species of birds and 400 species of mammals.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080618.wmartin18/BNStory/International/

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008509 Views

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The door opens to healing – Globe and Mail

Facts & Arguments: THE ESSAY
The door opens to healing
The room was tense, waiting for the government’s apology. For residential school survivors, it wasn’t just words

WAUBGESHIG RICE
submissions: facts@globeandmail.com
June 18, 2008

Never before had any words been so anticipated.

I stood in a hotel ballroom with 1,000 residential school survivors and their families to watch the Prime Minister say sorry for what Canada had done. For abducting young children, then letting sanctioned officials beat and molest them. For letting those children die.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080618.FACTS18/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Jews, First Nations share concerns for Mother Earth – CJ News

Jews, First Nations share concerns for Mother Earth

By JANICE ARNOLD, Staff Reporter
Thursday, 19 June 2008

MONTREAL — The two animal skulls hanging prominently in the lobby of Cummings House signalled that something unusual was happening that night at the Jewish community headquarters.

http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14888&Itemid=86

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008655 Views

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The worst choice, except for all the others – Globe and Mail

The worst choice, except for all the others
Schools on first nations reserves weren’t up to the task then, and they may not be now

TOM FLANAGAN
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
June 18, 2008 at 6:35 AM EDT

Wherever they went in Canada, Christian missionaries set up voluntary boarding schools and day schools for aboriginal children. The Canadian government began to involve itself at the end of the 1870s, when the end of the buffalo destroyed the economy of the Plains Indians and Métis. Famine loomed in the short term; in the longer term, it seemed necessary to help the native population convert from hunting to agriculture as a way of life.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080618.wcoreside18/BNStory/specialComment/

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008682 Views

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The dark side of class action settlements – Globe and Mail

THE LAW PAGE: ETHICS
The dark side of class action settlements
Residential schools ordeal reveals that the process is only as good as the lawyers involved

JACQUIE MCNISH
June 18, 2008

The social healing began almost immediately after Stephen Harper made his historic apology last week for abuses suffered by former students of residential schools.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080618.LAWCOLUMN18/TPStory/Business

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008579 Views

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Canada Live: Stolen Children Broadcasts – CBC

In response to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission CBC Radio has decided to celebrate Canadian Aboriginal culture by commissioning several music works by aboriginal artists based around the idea of ‘reconciliation’ and what that means to individual artists across the country.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2008/06/canada_live_stolen_children_co_3/

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008862 Views

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